Circumcision

What is circumcision?
Circumcision removes the foreskin covering the glans (head) of the penis. People get circumcised for religious, medical and cultural reasons.
 
Many baby boys get circumcised, usually within the first week of life. Adults can get circumcised as well.
 
What is the foreskin?
The foreskin is a piece of skin that covers the round tip of the penis. When a baby is born, the foreskin is completely attached to the penis. Over time, the foreskin separates from the head of the penis and is able to be retracted, or pulled back. Sometimes, the foreskin doesn’t separate when it should and remains tight, a condition called phimosis. Usually phimosis requires further intervention or circumcision to correct it.
 
How common is circumcision?
Circumcision is the most common surgery among males. In the United States, up to 60% of baby boys are circumcised. Around the world, the rate is about 33% of males. The highest rates of circumcision are in the U.S., Middle East and South Korea. It’s much less common in Europe, other parts of Asia and South America. Jewish and Muslim people perform circumcision as part of their religions.
 
PROCEDURE DETAILS
What happens in a circumcision?
The surgeon separates the foreskin from the head of the penis.
Immediately after removing the foreskin, the person doing the procedure applies ointment and wraps the penis in gauze.
 How long does circumcision take?
The entire procedure takes approximately 20 minutes. Often takes less time.

ZSR circumcision
ZSR or stapler circumcision refers to the advanced technique that involves minimal incisions to remove the foreskin from the top of the penis. The surgeon uses a stapler-like device during the procedure to minimize post-operative bleeding and reduce the chances of complications.


When should I undergo zsr circumcision?
You may have to undergo zsr circumcision if you are experiencing the following symptoms-

Redness and swelling in the foreskin
Dryness or itchiness in the foreskin
Pain while retracting the foreskin
The foreskin is stuck in one place
white ring around the head
What happens during the ZSR circumcision?
The patient is administered with general or local anesthesia before the procedure for a painless procedure. The surgeon then uses a stapler-like device to remove the foreskin from the top of the penis. The nature of the incision is minimally invasive to reduce the bleeding during the procedure. ZSR circumcision offers a high success rate with almost no complications after the surgery.


What are the advantages of stapler (ZSR) circumcision?
Advantages of stapler (ZSR) circumcision are -

Surgery time is around 10 minutes
Minimal blood loss
Minimal pain
Faster recovery
The chances of complications are almost nil
Lower chances of infection
Safe for children and adults
Whom should I consult for ZSR circumcision?
If you are experiencing symptoms related to any foreskin problem such as phimosis, balanitis, paraphimosis, tight foreskin, balanoposthitis, etc., you must consult a urologist for your circumcision. Urologists diagnose and treat diseases involving the male and female urinary tract.